Are you having a tough time thinking about where to get wine glasses? Come on in, shop online and check out our featured products! A wine glass is a type of glass stemware that is used to drink and taste wine. It is generally composed of three parts: the bowl, stem, and foot. Selection of a particular wine glass for a wine style is important, as the glass shape can influence its perception. Generally, the opening of the glass is not wider than the widest part of the bowl.
The traditionally held-to-be proper way to drink from a wine glass, especially when drinking white or otherwise chilled wine, is to grasp it by the stem. The most commonly accepted reasoning for this is to avoid fingerprints on the bowl, and to prevent the temperature of the wine from being affected by body heat.
Some examples of wine glasses are:
Red wine glasses: characterized by their rounder, wider bowl, which increases the rate of oxidation. Red wine glasses can have particular styles of their own, such as:
- Bordeaux glass: tall with a broad bowl, and is designed for full bodied red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah as it directs wine to the back of the mouth.
- Burgundy glass: broader than the Bordeaux glass, it has a bigger bowl to accumulate aromas of more delicate red wines such as Pinot Noir. This style of glass directs wine to the tip of the tongue.
White wine glasses: vary enormously in size and shape, from the delicately tapered Champagne flute, to the wide and shallow glasses used to drink Chardonnay. The small mouth of a white wine glass reduces the surface area and in turn reduces the rate of oxidization, which keeps the wine sparkling longer in the class.
Champagne flutes: characterised by a long stem with a tall, narrow bowl on top. The shape is designed to keep sparkling wine desirable during its consumption, as explained above..
Sherry glasses: drinkware generally used for serving aromatic alcoholic beverages, such as sherry, port, aperitifs, and liqueurs, and layered shooters. The copita, with its aroma-enhancing narrow taper, is a type of sherry glass.
Visit your local wine store or department store, or even shop online, to find the perfect wine glasses that suits you!
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